Ignorance . . . Croker . . . Blame game . . . Election
Many of the problems we face have their root causes in the incredible ignorance of government officials.
And we are in large part responsible for that, because we vote for those who agree with us -- even if they are appallingly stupid and ignorant.
We need to learn to value intelligence and knowledge (and, where we can find it, that precious commodity wisdom) above slogans and partisan politics.
Ennis, Co Clare
- For most of my life Croke Park encapsulated happy memories of Michael O'Hehir and Micheal O Muircheartaigh and their broadcasts of magic All- Ireland days. Now the very name invokes a tawdry, self-perpetuating union deal signed by a terrified and visionless government.
carrick-on-Shannon, co leitrim
- While his call for revolution is quite justified, Declan Doyle (Letters, October 26) is dead wrong in saying "the decent majority never did anything to cause this".
Who bought the ridiculously over-priced houses? Who bought the 100pc mortgages? Who bought into the idea of a never-ending boom and gambled their family's security on it to boot?
We can't blame politicians and bankers for that. Smack dealers are nothing without junkies. Caveat emptor.
Rathcoole, Co Dublin
- Florence Craven, and others, miss the point with regard to having an election (Letters, October 26).
Yes, of course, the new lot would inherit all the problems and have to make the same cuts to sort it out.
The main reason for having an election is to kick this present shower of shysters, conmen and cronies out on to their arses! If nothing else, that will bring a collective smile to the whole country.
Birr, co offaly